Marine Weather Message
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
438 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017

...STRONG ONSHORE WINDS WILL BE DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON...

.A COASTAL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL BE DEVELOPING AND MOVING
INTO THE MARINE WATERS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS SYSTEM
WILL HELP TO PRODUCE STRONG EAST AND SOUTHEAST WINDS AND ELEVATED
SEAS ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND SHOULD
PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT.

GMZ350-355-370-375-161845-
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COASTAL WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-COASTAL WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
438 AM CST SAT DEC 16 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT.

* WINDS...EAST AND SOUTHEAST 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH STRONGER GUSTS

* SEAS...BUILDING TO 5 TO 7 FEET.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MEANS THAT WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 33 KNOTS...
AND/OR SEAS 7 FEET OR HIGHER...ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HAZARDOUS
CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT. INEXPERIENCED BOATERS...ESPECIALLY
THOSE OPERATING SMALLER VESSELS SHOULD AVOID NAVIGATING IN THESE
CONDITIONS.

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